By Eliza and James

1.  

Samuel Charles Kerr

1850–1873

BIRTH 21 JUL 1850 • St Louis, Missouri, USA

DEATH 1873 • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

No known children.  Died at 23 years of yellow fever.

2.  

Warwick Stephen Kerr

1852–1912

BIRTH 4 JAN 1852 • Memphis, Shelby Cty, TN

DEATH 12 SEP 1912 • Santos Brazil

Married 1st: Before 1876, Brazil

às18:00hrs na Travessa da Barreira, 15 - Rio de

Janeiro - BR oficiado pelo Rev. Alexander Latimer

Blackford da Igreja Evangélica

Emma Ottillie Lina Lorenz

1852–1891

BIRTH 09 NOV 1852 • Frankenberg, Saxonia,

Bautzen, Saxony, Germany

DEATH 01 MAY 1891 • Campos, Campos dos

Goytacazes, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Married 2nd: 

Amelia Silva Caldas

1869–1924

BIRTH 13 JUN 1869 • Macaé, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

DEATH 10 NOV 1924 • Brasil

Daughter of Alipio Francisco Caldas and Francisca 

Marques da Silva

Children:

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Elisa Clark Ruland

1827–1884

BIRTH 9 MAY 1827 • O'Fallon, St Charles, Missouri,

USA

DEATH 27 AUG 1884 • Cantagalo, Rio de Janeiro,

Brazil

Married 1st:

James Dwight Kerr Jr

1824–1852

BIRTH 2 JULY 1824 • City of Alexandria, Indepen-

dent City

(Alexandria Co, DC, then) VA

DEATH 9 JULY 1852 • Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee,

USA

Married 2nd:

Thomas Bannister White

1807–1877

BIRTH 22 JUL 1807 • Elbert County, Georgia, USA

DEATH 25 JAN 1877 • Cantagalo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The widow, Eliza Clark Ruland Kerr set sail to Brazil with the Keye's Family, her sister, Susan Rebecca and her husband, Capt. John H. Freligh, and her two young sons, Samuel and Warwick, all on the S.S. Marmion in April 1867, from New Orleans, LA. They were among other families from all over the United States, but mainly the southland, and families from Europe as well. They were participating in a land tract acquisition program the Emperor of Brazil Dom Pedro was offering at the time to everyone in the United States and Europe, not exclusively to American Confederates. This program was an effort on the Emporer's part to civilize and industrialize his underdeveloped nation.   Most families were definitely not interested in confederalism in Brazil, but felt that they had no future staying in the United States, many having lost everything.  In the long term, however,  most families returned to their homeland. Only a few families acquired their own lands in different places [such is the case with the KERRs], mostly in the Southeast of Brazil. Sao Paulo has ever since been the most successful and profitable State in Brazil with its economy, particularly with farm animals and agriculture. Obviously, most Americans who settled in that very area, a flourishing urban area surrounding the city of Sao Paulo, were prone to succeed, versus all the other American colonies that attempted but failed to expand in Brazil's wild, virgin and harsh forests of the state of Espirito Santo and Para.

Children:

By Warwick and Emma

1.

John James Kerr

1876–1937

BIRTH 27 MAR 1876 • Cantagalo,  Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

DEATH 1937

Married:

_____ Hettenhausen

2.

Charles Andrew Kerr

1878–1901

BIRTH 23 MAR 1878 • Cantagalo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

DEATH 11 FEB 1901 • Campos, Campos dos Goytacazes,

Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

3.

Emilio Warwick Kerr

1880–1960

BIRTH 17 APR 1880 • Cantagalo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasi

DEATH 1 APR 1960 • Campinas, Sao Palo, Brazil

Married:  13 Jun 1908 • Parnaiba, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Herminia Armida Rossi

1892–1969

BIRTH 23 JUL 1892 • Magugnano, Viterbo, Lazio, Italy

DEATH 6 AUG 1969 • Chicago Cook, Illinois, USA

Daughter of Filippo Rossi and Magdalena Toranini

Children:

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AMELIA SILVA CALDAS

1.

Abigail Kerr

1902–1960

BIRTH 6 JUN 1902 • Provavelmente,

em, Belem, PA, ou, Manaus, Amazonas,

Brazil

DEATH AFT. 1960

Married:  

Mr. Nascimento

2

Eliza White Kerr

1909–2005

BIRTH 16 JUN 1909 • Parnaiba, Sao Paulo, Brazil

DEATH 30 JUL 2005 • Às, 8h, em, casa, da, filha, Priscila, -, São Paulo, Brazil

Married:

Paulo Salem

1904–2000

BIRTH 15 JUN 1904

DEATH 6 AUG 2000 • São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

3

Warwick Kerr

1910–1910

BIRTH 1910 • Brazil

DEATH 1910 • Brazil

Sied as infant

4.

Herminio Lorenz Kerr

1912–2004

BIRTH 24 OCT 1912 • Sorocaba,

Sao Paulo, Brazil

DEATH 1 AUG 2004 • Chicago,

Illinois, USA

Married: 21 Mar 1936

Vicentina Loretti

1915–1982

BIRTH 13 MAY 1915 • Bandeirante,

Brazil

DEATH 2 FEB 1982 • Chicago, Cook,

Illinois, USA

Child:

                  1.

                  Emilio Warwick Kerr

                        1938–2003

                        BIRTH AUG 27 1938 • Sap, Paulo, Maranhão, Brazil

                        DEATH OCT 12, 2003 • Illinois, USA

 

5.

Juliana Exel Kerr

1914–1975

BIRTH 20 AUG 1914 • Sorocaba, Sao Paulo, Brasil

DEATH 15 DEC 1975 • São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Married:

Manoel Dotto Martins

1907–1970

BIRTH 14 MAR 1907 • Campinas, Sao Palo, Brazil

DEATH 27 FEB 1970 • São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

6.

Cordélia Rossi Kerr

1916–1916

BIRTH 6 JUN 1916 • Sorocaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil

DEATH 1916 • Sorocaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil

7.

Florence Nightingale Kerr

1917–2012

BIRTH 4 JUL 1917 • Sorocaba, Sao Paulo, Brasil

DEATH 31 JAN 2012 • São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Married:  25 Jun 1941

Divorced

Ciro Pinto De Oliveira

1914–1986

BIRTH 28 AUG 1914 • Serra Negra, Sao Paulo, Brazil

DEATH 11 JUN 1986 • São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

8.

Ruth Ruland Kerr

1921–2013

BIRTH 3 JAN 1921 • Sorocaba, Sao Paulo, Brasil

DEATH 27 JUN 2013 • São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Married:  10 Mar 1938 • São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Helion Maia

1909–2001

BIRTH 8 AUG 1909 • Campinas, Sao Palo, Brazil

DEATH 13 SEP 2001 • São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

9.

Aurora Rossi Kerr

1923–1995

BIRTH 25 FEB 1923 • Sorocaba, Sao Paulo, Brasil

DEATH 23 JUN 1995 • Ubatuba, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Married:  9 Jun 1944

Walter Do Amaral Campos

1917–1972

BIRTH 31 JUL 1917 • Campinas, Sao Palo, Brazil

DEATH 7 DEC 1972

Son of  Benedito Cunha Campos and Elsa Amaral

10.

Briza Kerr

1925–1925

BIRTH 23 OCT 1925 • São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

DEATH 23 OCT 1925 • São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Died as infant

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Chicago Tribune 

08 Aug 1969, Fri,  Page 30

4.

Ottilie Lina Kerr

1881–1917

BIRTH 14 SEP 1881 • Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

DEATH 5 FEB 1917  •  Praia de Maria Menina, Rio

de Janeiro, Brazil

Married:  1902 • Macae, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

João Batista De Araujo Pinheiro

1879–1926

BIRTH 17 AUG 1879 • Macaé, Rio de Janeiro, Brasi

DEATH 19 JUL 1926 • Quissamã, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

5.

Eliza Bertha Kerr

1884–1947

BIRTH 12 AUG 1884 • Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

DEATH 3 NOV 1947

Married:  

Alfredo Medeiros Jorge

1879–1951

BIRTH 28 DEC 1879 • Portugal

DEATH 18 FEB 1951 • Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Son of Antonio Jorge and Joaquina  Medeiros

6.

William Cleary Kerr

1888–1956

BIRTH 11 AUG 1888 • Cantagalo, , Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

DEATH 1 NOV 1956 • Campinas, São Paulo, Brasil

Married:

Aurora de Campos

1895–1979

BIRTH 20 MAY 1895 • Sorocaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil

DEATH 12 JUL 1979 • Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Source:

Wikipedia, 

William Cleary Kerr ( August 111888 – November 1, 1956 ), later known as Reverendo Guilherme Kerr, was a pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Brazil, presiding over its Supreme Council from 1937 to 1942.

A descendant of his American father and German mother, he was the author of the "Elementary Grammar of the Hebrew Language," Such grammar was the first of the Hebrew language published in Portuguese and remains in prominence and use in Brazil. 

Reverend William C. Kerr was a professor of Hebrew and Old Testament Literature at the Faculty of Theology of the Presbyterian Church of Brazil (the Southern Presbyterian Seminary, in Campinas, in the state of São Paulo)

 Children:            

                           1.  

                    Gerson Kerr

                           1926–2006

                           BIRTH 8 NOV 1926 • Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil

                           DEATH 18 FEB 2006 • Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

                           Married:

                    2.

                    Nydia de Campos Kerr

                           1918–2006

                           BIRTH 15 APR 1918 • Sorocaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil

                           DEATH 21 DEC 2006 • Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

                           Married:

                     Octavio Ferraz Brochado de Almeida

                           1919–2002

                           BIRTH 8 MAY 1919 • Socorro, Sao Paulo, Brazil

                           DEATH 29 DEC 2002 • Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

                           Son of Francisco ("Chico") Brochado de Almeida and Lucila Lucilla Gomes Ferraz

By Warwick and Amelia

1.

Samuel Caldas Kerr

1893–1904

BIRTH AFT. 1893

DEATH BEF. 1904

Died young - Age 11

2.

Americo Caldas Kerr

1893–1963

BIRTH 20 DEC 1893 • Macaé, Rio de Janeiro, Brasi

DEATH  14 DEC 1963 • São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Married: 1921,  Santana, do, Parnaíba, Bahia, Brazil

Barbara Chaves

1891–1966

BIRTH AFT. 1891 • Brasil

DEATH 9 SEP 1966 • São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazi

 

Children:

                     1.

                     Warwick Estevam Kerr

                            1922–2018

                            BIRTH 9 SEP 1922 • Santana de Parnaíba,

                            São Paulo, Brasil

                            DEATH 15 SEP 2018 • Ribeirão Preto, São

                            Paulo, Brasil

                            Married:

                     Ligia Regina Franco Sansigolo

                            1927–2017

                            BIRTH 1927

                            DEATH 13 FEB 2017

Source::

Wikipedia

 

Kerr was born in 1922 in Santana do ParnaíbaSão PauloBrazil, the son of Américo Caldas Kerr and Bárbara Chaves Kerr. The Kerr family immigrated by way of the United States. His family is originally from Scotland. The family moved to Pirapora do Bom Jesus, São Paulo, in 1925. He attended secondary school and the preparatory course at the Mackenzie in São Paulo and subsequently was admitted to the Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz of the University of São Paulo, at Piracicaba, São Paulo, where he graduated as an agricultural engineer.

From March 1975 to April 1979, Kerr moved to ManausAmazonas, as director of the National Institute of Amazonia Research (INPA), a research institute of the National Council of Scientific and Technological Develop-ment (CNPq). He officially retired from the University of São Paulo in January 1981, but not from scientific life. Exactly eleven days later he accepted a position as a Full Professor at the Universidade Estadual do Maranhão in São Luís, state of Maranhão, where he became responsible for creating the Department of Biology; and, for a short period (1987–1988) served also as Dean of the University. He moved to the Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, in Uberlândia, state of Minas Gerais, in February 1988, as a Professor of Genetics.

 

 

THE STORY OF THE "KILLER BEES"

 

Dr.Warwick Kerr, A Man Who Changed Beekeeping in the Americas Forever and For the Better

 

“Kindness in ourselves is the honey that blunts the sting of unkindness in another.” Walter Savage Landor

Warwick Kerr, Born September 9th, 1922, in Sao Paolo, Brazil, was the man ‘blamed’ for bringing ‘African killer bees’ to the Americas, and was once imprisoned in his native Brazil…at least that is how the story ignorants with ulterior motives keep repeating.

 

The truth is, and in as much of a summary as possible, as a highly talented scientist and geneticist, among other things, he was commissioned by the Brazilian government in the year 1956, to come up with a way to help agriculture and honey production in a country (Brazil) which during the first half of the 20th century, was not doing that well. Science in the 1950s and 1960s lacked the advances and computer-aided research of today, and knowing his genetics quite well, Dr.Kerr ordered some African queen bees, slowly mating them with the European honey bees the Portuguese had already brought from Europe less than 100 years before (all honey bees are none native to the Americas). He did this as he wanted to improve the stock and health of the existent bees, by mating them with a species also native to tropical climates, therefore increasing both their survival rates and their capacity for honey production.  Slowly and cautiously, he bred the African bees, with European honey bees in order to reduce the aggressive temperament of the first, before any were set into the wild, or sold to beekeepers. And mind you until today, while solitary species like bumblebees are threatened with extinction(some have already gone extinct), European honey bees, are still found in abundance, and worth multi-millions of dollars for their agricultural and pollinating services.

 

Anyway one fateful day in 1957, it wasn’t him, but a visiting beekeeper, who accidentally and innocently set the African queen bees free, as they were being transported from Sao Paolo university to a Eucalyptus forest owned by a railroad company. As the real story goes, the double retainers, were there to avoid swarming events, and to prevent the queen bees from escaping. The visiting beekeeper was highly unaware that Dr.Kerr was running a tight experiment, and upon observing the beehives, noticed a large amount of pollen falling off at the entrance of the beehive. This was a consequence of the retainers at the entrance, and so trying to help the bees in these hives, the visiting beekeeper removed the double queen excluders(that is the excluders and the retainers). Before the worker realized the magnitude of the consequences of his innocent actions, the world was now, the African queen bees, oysters. Into the Amazon 26 queen bees and their swarms disappeared, conquering the forest, taking over existing hives, and before Earth knew it, there was now what the media started dubbing the “killer bees”.

 

Oh, and the real reason Dr.Kerr was imprisoned had nothing to do with science, and was because he was a humanist, and one of the few who dared confront Brazil’s military dictatorship, and its treatment of the poor classes back in the middle of the twentieth century. Moreover, he took up bee research in the first place, as he already figured this was a good way to help the poor classes of Brazil earn their own sustenance, and protect the traditional ways of the honey gathering natives of Meleiro in Santa Catarina, Brazil. Beehives after all, hardly required as much space as land farming, and could easily be relocated. He became even more vocal in his protests against the military dictatorship, after soldiers who had raped and tortured a nun who worked in an orphanage, sister Maurina Borges, simply walked free after their mock trial. Naturally, the military dictatorship went on to tarnish the one thing that kept them from finishing Dr.Kerr off; his international reputation, and suddenly this is what a lot of people, incapable of doing their own research kept repeating. After decades of being mocked and labeled the villain de jour of many scientific publications, people, specifical beekeepers in the Americas, have only started noticing the benefit of his research in the past decade or so.

 

Beekeepers all the way from California to Brazil, are now realizing that though these bees are highly defensive, they aren’t killer bees at all, as long as no one bothers them. Moreover, the increased honey production and resistance to the varroa mite, which has seen whole colonies of European honey bees wiped out, is beyond doubt a blessing. Also, there are no fears that the Africanised honey bee, may take over the habitat of European honey bees in places like Europe or Canada, as being of a tropical gene stock, these bees do not survive in cold weather, and were bred to survive and increase honey production in the tropics, rather than anywhere else. Now that all this was mentioned, Dr.Kerr passed away on September 15th, 2018, and maybe now but definitely, in the near future, Latin and Central Americans, will realize who was the one man who helped their honey producers more than any other man.

At least Brazil knows and had its flag at half-mast for three days, to mourn the death of one of its kindest most prodigal sons, and best scientists, Dr.Warwick Estevam Kerr.

Resources:
Tropical Biology and Conservation Management, Case Studies Volume XI, Del Claro, Oliviera, Rico-Gray

Bees in America: How the Honey Bee Shaped a Nation,   Tammy Horn

 

Biological Diversity: Exploiters and Exploited,   Paul E. Hatcher, Nick Battey

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WARWICK STEPHEN KERR

3.

José Caldas Kerr

1895–1957

BIRTH 9 APR 1895 • Cantagalo, , Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

DEATH 9 AUG 1957

Married:  13 Sep 1923 • Pedreira, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Walda Menzen

1901–1981

BIRTH 11 JUL 1901

DEATH 18 SEP 1981

4.

Amelia Caldas Kerr

1896–1950

BIRTH 19 NOV 1896 • Cantagalo, Rio De Janeiro, Brasil

DEATH 16 SEP 1950 • Rio Claro, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Married:  9 AUG 1920

Outra data: 09/09/1920 em Sorocaba - SP - BR cerimônia religiosa foi dirigida pelo Rev. Willian Cleary Kerr, seu irmão, tendo como padrinho no regilioso John James Kerr, também seu irmão.

José Carlos Nogueira

1897–1977

BIRTH 1 JAN 1897

DEATH 27 MAY 1977 • Araraquara, Sao Paulo, Brazil

5.

Roberto Caldas Kerr

1899–1970

BIRTH ABT. 1899 • Cantagalo, , Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

DEATH 30 MAR 1970 •  São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Jandyra Rosa

1900–1990

BIRTH 19 SEP 1900 • Sao Roque, Sao Paulo, Brazil

DEATH 18 SEP 1990 • São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Daughter of Antonio Francisco da Rosa and Honorina de Moraes 

6.

Plino Caldas Kerr

1900–1987

BIRTH 25 JUL 1900 • Cantagalo, Cantagalo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

DEATH 10 JUL 1987

Married:  17 AUG 1922

Juracy Espindola

1904–1977

BIRTH 25 NOV 1904

DEATH 21 MAR 1977

Daughter of Joaquim and Jovita Espindola

7.

Carmen Caldas Kerr

1903–1989

BIRTH 9 FEB 1903 • Cantagalo, , Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

DEATH 11 AUG 1989 • São Paulo, , SP, Brazil

Married: 1928 • Araraquara, Sao Paulo, Brazil

João David MÜzel

1900–1945

BIRTH 21 JUN 1900

DEATH 16 JAN 1945 • Cedral, Sao Paulo, Brazil

8.

Fernando Caldas Kerr

1904-1904

BIRTH 14 SEP 1904 • Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil

DEATH 10 OCT 1904 • Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Died as infant

9.

Lucy Caldas Kerr

1905–1986

BIRTH 18 NOV 1905 • Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil

DEATH 1986 • Brasil

Married:

David de Paiva Cortes

1904–1985

BIRTH 1904 • Jacutinga, Minas Gerais, Brasi

DEATH 1985 • Campinas, São Paulo, Brasil

10.

Warwick Kerr

1907–1984

BIRTH 1907

DEATH 1984

Married:

Ondina de Moraes

–1996

BIRTH Unknown

DEATH 5 MAR 1996 • São Paulo, São Paulo, Brasil

11.

Celia Caldas Kerr

1908–1955

BIRTH 1908 • Brazil

DEATH 26 JAN 1955 • São Paulo, , SP, Brazil

married: June 23 1938

João De Scantimburgo

1915–2013

BIRTH 31 OCT 1915 • Dois Corregos, Sao Paulo, Brazil

DEATH 22 MAR 2013

Source:

Wikipedia

Of Italian descent, he was the son of John of Scantinburg and Julia Cenci of Scantin-burg.  He was married twice. First with Celia Kerr.  Second with Anna Theresa Maria Josefina Tekla Edwige Isabella Lubowiecka, from the family of the Polish Counts of Lubowiecka, who died in 2003, with whom he had no children.

He studied in Rio Claro where he worked for Humberto Cartolano da Caetano, Cartolano & Cia.  While still in Rio Claro he directed the daily newspaper Cidade de Rio Claro . He moved to São Paulo in 1940.   He joined Rádio Bandeirantes through José Pires de Oliveira Dias , a pharmaceutical industrialist from Rio Claro. [ citation needed ] He left radio in 1943. [ citation needed. He worked for O Estado de S. Paulo , at the time under the direction of Abner Mourão .  He was director of the Diários Associados group , directing the Diário de S. Paulo and the Diário da Noite . He directed the Diário do Comércio of the Commercial Association of São Paulo .

In 1954, he presented the program "Commentário Internacional" on TV Tupi. Then, in 1970, he hosted the talk show " Pinga-Fogo ".

In 1955, he bought the Correio Paulistano newspaper, which he started to direct. The organ that was then the mouthpiece of the Partido Republicano Paulista became independent. Even so, in the 1960 elections, in an article signed by João, the newspaper announced the candidacy of Marshal Lott .

In 1959, the channel 9 concession, which belonged to the organization Vítor Costa , was sold to a group of businessmen that included Mário Wallace Simonsen , Ortiz Monteiro, José Luís Moura and João de Scantimburgo. They founded TV Excelsior. John was its first director. Paulo Uchoa de Oliveira the vice and Saulo Ramos the super intendant. [ 6 ] On May 30, 1961, he left the partnership.

In 1977, he joined the Academia Paulista de Letras . He occupied chair 8. He succeeded Aureliano Leite . 

On November 21, 1991, he was elected to the Academia Brasileira de Letras , being the fifth occupant of Chair nº 36, in the succession of José Guilherme Merquior] His inauguration took place on May 26, 1992. 

João de Scantimburgo died on March 22, 2013, in the Pacaembu neighborhood of São Paulo, after a diabetes crisis.

He was one of the leaders of the monarchist movement in Brazil,  participating in the Committee for the Study of the Monarchic Problem.  He also collaborated with Paulo Palmeiro Mendes on his monarchist newsletter  Mensagem. He has written books on the subject such as O Poder Moderador (1980) and A Crise Republicana Presidencial (2000).

He was a Catholic and this was reflected in his work.

He was the fifth occupant of chair 36 of the Brazilian Academy of Letters, whose patron is the writer Teófilo Dias.

12.

Isabel Caldas Kerr

1911–1990

BIRTH 4 FEB 1911 • Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil

DEATH 23 FEB 1990 • São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Married:  8 Jun 1932 • Rasgão, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Alfredo Anders

1905–1995

BIRTH 1 FEB 1905 • Castro, Paraná, Brazil

DEATH 13 AUG 1995 • São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

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INFORMATION FOUND ONLINE

Re: Colonel White in Brazil after Civil War

By genealogy.com user October 30, 2001, at 12:06:43

Wilson County Public Library
Floresville, Texas

I do not know if you are still looking, but it appears that you are seeking the same White family...


I believe my Thomas Bannister White, Doctor Juris, who lived in Fazenda do Funil, Limeira, Distrito de Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil, might be the Colonel you are looking for. TB WHITE married my widowed gg-grandmother Eliza Clark [Ruland] Kerr on his very farm, on 3 April 1870.  Eliza had no issues with Col White, but they both had children from a previous marriage.

It could be another Colonel you are looking for, but since I do not know much about the Whites before they went to Brazil, here is my "half" of the Whites in Brazil; the one [or two] White families who went to Brazil in 1867.

Thomas Bannister White, Doctor Juris of the Fazenda do Funil, Campinas, SP, Brazil [b.Abt 1807 Georgia, USA-d25 January 1877, Cantagalo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil] was the son of JosephWhite and Avarella Bannister from Georgia, USA.

Eliza C [Ruland] Kerr [b.9 May 1827, St. Charles County, Missouri., US - d.27 August 1884, Cantagalo, RJ - Br- At age 57 "na residencia de seu filho, Warwick"] was the daughter of Gen John Ruland  [bApril 1789, River Raisin, Michigan -d 1 Jan 1849 St Louis, Missouri] of the Militia of Territory of Missouri, and Ann Farrar Wells [b21 October 1799Jeferson Co. Kentucky - d.24 June 1845 ST Louis, Missouri]. Ann F Wells was the daughter of General Samuel Wells[b.cir1754/60 VA., died 25 July 1830 St Charles MO]and Mrs. Mary Spear. Saml Wells of the Kentucky Militia and Colonel of the 17th US Infantry of Kentucky; 3 times House Representative, Kentucky; and legislator in St Charles, Missouri after 1817; Lieut Saml Wells[then] saved the life of Col Floyd [Capt, then] during an Indian battle; Saml also founded "Capt. Wells' Station" in Shelby County early after the survey at Licking Fork, KY [cir 1774-1784]. Too many historical entries are available here, before, during, and after the war of 1812 in the NW, to justly show all the good Samuel Wells did for his country.


One of Saml's young brothers was Capt. William Wells of Fort Wayne, who was kidnapped as a child by the Maumee Indians [see. Chief Little Turtle's Tribe- at the Maumee, OH], and raised with them until adulthood when he returned to live with the white civilization under Gen. Winchester's command, at Fort Wayne, IN [after "St Clair's Defeat"].


One of Eliza C Kerr's maternal aunts was Mrs. Rebecca [Wells] Heald [b. circa 1790 Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky - d. Abt 1857, St . Charles, Missouri] wife of Major Nathan Heald [b.24 September 1775, New Ipswich, New Hampshire-US - d. 27 April 1832, O'Fallen, St. Charles County, Missouri; buried in the Family lot.], the Commander of Fort Dearborn [survivals of the Fort's massacre on 15 Aug 1812].


For more sources see: Draper Mss. 24U75 and 24U79. Letters- Eliza to Rebecca[1851 -#75] [aunt Rebecca letter to Eliza[1855 -#79]. See also: Gen John Ruland letter to LC Draper, on Draper Mss. 44J84. See Draper Mss 24U29for assorted Heald Family's papers and Draper Mss 24U38,
for more Heald Family notes.

I have Lucio [Luke] A. White noted as Thomas' son from a previous [US] marriage but I still have to verify this.
This is [age average] a much older family than the typical family migrating to Brazil between 1866-1868.  The children here are not so young.TB White was 63 on 3 April 1870 when he married my widowed gg-grandmother Eliza C. [Ruland] Kerr in Campinas County, SP, Brazil. They had no issues. They moved from Rio, in 1870, where Eliza lived, to "Fazenda do Funil" [ie. farm's name], where "Col White" had much land, in Limeira, Distrito de Campinas, Sao Paulo - Brazil. Col White apparently also had land in Sorocaba, where my mother was born.

My widowed gg-grandmother Eliza C Kerr set sails to Brazil with the Keyes Family, her sister, and husband, Capt. Freligh, and her two young Kerr sons, all in the S.S. Marmion in April 1867, from New Orleans, LA., among other families from all over the US and some families from Europe as well. This was in a land tract acquisition program the Emperor of Brazil Dom Pedro was offering at the time to everyone in the US and Europe, not exclusively to American confederates. Although many families were from the South of the USA or were geographically coming via the South of the US, the Civil War was long over. Most families were definitely not interested in confederalism in Brazil, the least --In the long term, most families returned to the USA. Only a few families acquired their own lands in different places [such is the case with the KERRs], mostly in the Southeast of Brazil. Sao Paulo has ever since been the most successful and profitable State in Brazil with its economy, particularly with farm animals and agriculture. Obviously, most Americans who settled in that very area, a flourishing urban area surrounding the city of Sao Paulo, were prone to succeed, versus all the other American colonies that attempted but failed to expand in Brazil's wild, virgin and harsh forests of the state of
Espirito Santo and Para.

I do not know what happened to Lucio, but reports from Jennie's Diary suggest that he was going[1868-69] to Argentina with Samuel C. Kerr, Eliza's first son from her first marriage to Kerr. Samuel never did go to Argentina, or if he did he returned to Brazil shortly after, for he died in Rio de Janeiro in 1873 of Yellow Fever. Eliza's sister, Susan Rebecca[Ruland], married Capt John Henry Freligh[St Louis, MO 1843], and had several children, including John Ruland Freligh b5 June 1847, St. Louis, MO - d30 January 1885, Calico, California, at 11 PMin his 38th year[see: Jennie's Diary for more mentions of Ruland Freligh and-see: "FREELY, John H.", or "KERR, James D., Jr.", in US FED Census 1850 St Louis, Missouri, the Freligh Family and the Kerr household all living together at the time]; Eliza ("Lizzie" in Jennie's Diary) Kerr Freligh b.3 August 1851, St Louis, MO - d.8
February 1937-San Diego Co, CA, USA, buried in Sierra Madre Pioneer Cemetery[married William Francis Shippey d.1899 Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri; Burial-Episcopal Cemetery, Ks City, Jackson, MO]; and William V. Freligh b1858 Memphis, TN-d1920, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil [also noted as Freleigh in Brazil] among other cousins. Much of this is News to Genealogy as a whole.


The source of all of this comes from research I have conducted with DATA gathered from my Eliza C Kerr's Bible, US Newspaper announcements, military and consular documents, US Fed Census, Court and vital records' documents, several different historical publications, pictures, oral history, and other church records., all about these families. A picture of Samuel C Kerr along with the Millers [Family who went to the Rio Doce in 1867] is also published in one of the Alabama Historical Society Magazines of 1930 with part of the article about "Jennie's Diary". The rest of this article was to be continued, but somehow the magazine seized its publication only to resume its publication 10 years later.


"Jennie's Diary" was initiated as a diary by Jennie's mother, Julia Hentz Keyes, a granddaughter of the American novelist Caroline Lee Hentz. Julia handed the diary to her daughter, Jennifer ["Jennie"] Keyes, once they arrived in Brazil so that she would continue to narrate many of their adventures during their short stay of a few Years in Brazil(1867-1870+). Later in 1874, Julia, already back in the USA, sorted all writtings to publish her story as "Our Life in Brazil" [see more on "Our Life in Brazil"- ] - [I have a copy of the complete "Our Life in Brazil" if you need me to check for other people].

A recently-discovered cousin of mine, namely Anne [Fisher] Ahlert, is a direct living descendant of William V. Freligh.Anne5 [Malcolm Fisher4, Ignes Freligh Fisher3, William Violette Freligh2, Capt JH Freligh1]lives in Illinois Today with her husband and a beautiful newborn daughter -an avid researcher of the genealogy[the best contact for the Frelighs Today, that I know]. Another new finding during my research are the descendants of Eliza Kerr [Freligh] Shippey who live in California [Today], being the children of Henry Lee Shippey[ie. the writer aka "Henry Lee"3, Eliza Kerr Freligh2, Capt JH Freligh1] -Some great living proof of evidence for the Shippeys who went to Brazil and returned back to the USA safely during 1867-1870/2.

Lizzie [Eliza Kerr Freligh] was named after her aunt, my gg-grandmother, while they[Frelighs and Kerrs] lived together in 1850 in St Louis, Missouri.


Eliza Clark Kerr's [Mrs. Kerr in Jennie's Diary] only other son from the first marriage was Warwick Stephen Kerr[b.4 January 1852 at Uncle John Henry Freligh's home Sunday, 3 AM in Memphis, TN-USA- d.12 July 1912, Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil], my great grandfather, who stayed in Rio de Janeiro after his mother re-married leaving Rio in 1870 to Fazenda do Funil with then-new husband Thomas B. White.

Some cousins and uncles carry the family name "Ruland Kerr" to this day -see Adml L. Ruland Kerr4 -alive in Rio, Brazil [Rev. Wm C. Kerr3, Warwick S Kerr2, Eliza&James D Kerr, Jr1].
One of my 2nd cousins, Eliza White Kerr4[b 1909- alive; -- Emil3, Warwick2, Eliza&James D Kerr, Jr.1], was named after her great grandmother Eliza C Kerr and her, then, new husband Col. T. B. White. Most of my KERR family still lives in the Campinas area, Sao Paulo city, and Rio de Janeiro to this day. A few cousins are scattered in the USA.


Many relatives were born in Macaeh, Rio de Janeiro, and others in Cantagalo, Rio de Janeiro, or Sao Paulo, Campinas, among other cities in the state of Minas Geraes, Brazil.

I have the original marriage certificate of Thomas with Eliza at Fazenda do Funil in Limeira, Campinas SP, Brazil, where it reads that Col. P. Hardeman and Wm Turner were witnesses at the wedding while Rev G Nash Norton performed the ceremony under the authority of the Evangelical Church of Brazil. I am not sure but it could be that both Thomas and his father Joseph were called, in Brazil, the title of "Colonel" as it was customary to treat respectful families that way back then. To a certain extent, this is still a commonly used practice in the countryside of Brazil, Today.
[See also the overextended use of the pronoun "Doctor", applied often to non-doctors in Brazil, to this day].

The so-called "American society" in Americana used to gather at my great grandmother and Dr. White's home, in Fazenda do Funil, every afternoon for a friendly reunion. Eliza and Thomas' marriage certificate reads [note about the ceremony]: "In the Fazenda do Funil, at the house where the American society used to gather at 2 PM".Kerr's in Brazil did not arrive from TX, but from DC and MO. Capt JH Freligh was from Plattsburg, NY. And the Whites were from Georgia, USA.


Does any of this close any connection gaps?

Answering here also to a previously posted request of David Asprey on the "History of the Presbyterian Church of Brazil": this is a book in my family's library, as my grandfather Rev William Cleary Kerr, Presbyterian, was rector of the Presbyterian Seminary of the SE of Brazil, Campinas, SP, where Rev. Julio Ferreira also taught Theology for years. I have a cousin checking Rev Emerson entries - I will let Mr. Asprey know as soon as I get the results


if he does not have this yet. On an important note, Rev Julio Ferreira, who was a close friend of our family and a Pastor in our local Presbyterian Church of the Jardim Guanabara, Campinas, SP, has passed away just two weeks ago, on 11 OCT 2001, in Campinas, SP., where he resided with his wife. He was also a close friend of my parents and myself as well as a much-loved pastor in our whole Brazilian community, an important teacher of the history of the Presbyterian Church of Brazil.

Flavio Kerr

The following information was found online:

This is [age average] a much older family than the typical family migrating to Brazil between 1866-1868.

The children here are not so young.TB White was 63 on 3 April 1870 when he married my widowed gg-grandmother Eliza C. [Ruland] Kerr in Campinas County, SP, Brazil. They had no issues. They moved from Rio, in 1870, where Eliza lived, to "Fazenda do Funil" [ie. farm's name], where "Col White" had much land, in Limeira, Distrito de Campinas, Sao Paulo - Brazil.

Col White apparently also had land in Sorocaba, where my mother was born.

 

My widowed gg-grandmother Eliza C Kerr set sails to Brazil with the Keye's Family, her sister, and husband, Capt. Freligh, and her two young Kerr sons, all in the S.S. Marmion in April 1867, from New Orleans, LA., among other families from all over the US and some families from Europe as well. This was in a land tract acquisition program the Emperor of Brazil Dom Pedro was offering at the time to everyone in the US and Europe, not exclusively to American confederates. Although many families were from the South of the USA or were geographically coming via the South of the US, the Civil War was long over. Most families were definitely not interested in confederalism in Brazil, the least --In the long term, most families returned to the USA. Only a few families acquired their own lands in different places [such is the case with the KERRs], mostly in the Southeast of Brazil. Sao Paulo has ever since been the most successful and profitable State in Brazil with its economy, particularly with farm animals and agriculture. Obviously, most Americans who settled in that very area, a flourishing urban area surrounding the city of Sao Paulo, were prone to succeed, versus all the other American colonies that attempted but failed to expand in Brazil's wild, virgin and harsh forests of the state of Espirito Santo and Para.

 

I do not know what happened to Lucio, but reports from Jennie's Diary suggest that he was going[1868-69] to Argentina with Samuel C. Kerr, Eliza's first son from first marriage to Kerr. Samuel never did go to Argentina, or if he did he returned to Brazil shortly after, for he died in Rio de Janeiro in 1873 of Yellow Fever. Eliza's sister, Susan Rebecca[Ruland], married Capt John Henry Freligh[St Louis, MO 1843], had several children, including John Ruland Freligh b5 June 1847, St. Louis, MO - d30 January 1885, Calico, California, at 11 PMin his 38th year[see: Jennie's Diary for more mentions of Ruland Freligh and-see: "FREELY, John H.", or "KERR, James D., Jr.", in US FED Census 1850 St Louis, MO, the Freligh Family and the Kerr household all living together at the time]; Eliza ("Lizzie" in Jennie's Diary) Kerr Freligh b.3 August 1851, St Louis, MO - d.8 February 1937-San Diego Co, CA, USA, buried in Sierra Madre Pioneer Cemetery[married William Francis Shippey d.1899 Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri; Burial-Episcopal Cemetery, Ks City, Jackson, MO]; andWilliam V. Freligh b1858 Memphis, TN-d1920, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil [also noted as Freleigh in Brazil] among other cousins. Much of this is News to Genealogy as a whole.

 

the original marriage certificate of Thomas with Eliza at Fazenda do Funil in Limeira, Campinas SP, Brazil, where it reads that Col. P. Hardeman and Wm Turner were witnesses at the wedding while Rev G Nash Norton performed the ceremony under the authority of the Evangelical Church of Brazil. I am not sure but it could be that both Thomas and his father Joseph were called by, in Brazil, the title of "Colonel" as it was customary to treat respectful families that way back then. To a certain extent, this is still a commonly used practice in the countryside of Brazil, Today.


[See also the overextended use of the pronoun "Doctor", applied often to non-doctors in Brazil, to this day].

 

The so-called "American society" in Americana used to gather at my great grandmother and Dr. White's home, in Fazenda do Funil, every afternoon for a friendly reunion. Eliza and Thomas' marriage certificate reads [note about the ceremony]: "In the Fazenda do Funil, at the house where the American society used to gather at 2 PM".  The KERRs in Brazil did not arrive from TX, but from DC and MO. Capt JH Freligh was from Plattsburg, NY.

Memphis Tenn. Reference is here made to my grand Father Israel Ruland. His parents were massacred at Wyoming, Penn and as those who saved him left that part of the state he never knew of any of his relatives there, though this book shows there were many there. He emigrated when quite young to Detroit Michigan and there raised a family. His eldest son, was Joseph, next to Isaac John (my Father), and Israel. Sarah, Jane, & Susan were the daughters. The children & grandchildren of these Rolands are those referred to by Dr. Ruland. My Father, John Ruland, after the close of the last war with England, went to St. Louis, Missouri, and there married in 1818 Ann Farrar Wells daughter of Gen Samuel Wells of Kentucky. Their children were Mary Ann, Susan Rebecca, Eliza Clark & Samuel Ruland. Mary Ann died. Susan Rebecca married in 1843 John Henry Freligh, and Eliza Clark married James D. Kerr of Virginia. She and her husband left one son, Warwick Kerr & S. Rebecca one son & one daughter. Rebecca Ruland Freligh, daughter of John Ruland. My brother Samuel Ruland lives in Woodland, Yolo County, California. He has met a Samuel Ruland in California (San Francisco) who is a Scotchman! Also a Charles Ruland – says he knows of French Rulands reared in Scotland. I think we the descendants of these Rulands may be proud of our ancestors and certainly, I must feel that no nobler man ever lived than my Father, John Ruland. He served his Country with distinction under Gen Harrison afterward held high & honorable offices in his adopted state – Missouri. RRFreligh

Re: Colonel White in Brazil after Civil War

By genealogy.com user October 30, 2001 at 12:06:43

Wilson County Public Library
Floresville, Texas

I donot know if you are still looking, but it appears that you are seeking for the same White family...
I believe my Thomas Bannister White, Doctor Juris, who lived in Fazenda do Funil, Limeira, Distrito de Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil, might be the Colonel you are looking for. TB WHITE married my widowed gg-grandmother Eliza Clark [Ruland] Kerr in his very farm, on 3 April 1870.
Eliza had no issues with Col White, but they both had children from previous marriage.

It could be another Colonel you are looking for, but since I donot know much on the Whites before they went to Brazil, here is my "half" of the Whites in Brazil; the one [or two] White family who went to Brazil in 1867.

Thomas Bannister White, Doctor Juris of the Fazenda do Funil, Campinas, SP, Brazil [b.Abt 1807 Georgia, USA-d25 January 1877, Cantagalo, Rio
de Janeiro, Brazil] was the son of JosephWhite and Avarella Bannister from Georgia, USA.

Eliza C [Ruland] Kerr [b.9 May 1827, St. Charles County, MO., US - d.27 August 1884, Cantagalo, RJ - Br- At age 57 "na residencia de seu filho, Warwick"]was the daughter of Gen John Ruland[bApril 1789, River Raisin, MI-d 1 Jan 1849 St Louis, MO] of the Militia of Territory of MO,and Ann Farrar Wells[b21 October 1799Jeferson Co. KY - d.24 June 1845 ST Louis, MO]. Ann F Wells was the daughter of General Samuel Wells[b.cir1754/60 VA., died 25 July 1830 St Charles MO]and Mrs. Mary Spear. Saml Wells of the KY Militia and Colonel of the 17th US Infantry of KY; 3 times House Representative, KY; and legislator in St Charles, MO after 1817; Lieut Saml Wells[then] saved the life of Col Floyd [Capt, then] during an Indian battle; Saml also founded "Capt. Wells' Station" in Shelby County early after the survey at Licking Fork, KY [cir 1774-1784]. Too
many historical entries are available here, before, during and after the war of 1812 in the NW,to justly show all the good Samuel Wells did for his country.
One of Saml's young brothers was Capt. William Wells of Fort Wayne, who was kidnapped as a child by the Maumee Indians [see. Chief Little Turtle's Tribe- at the Maumee, OH], and raised with them until adulthood when he returned to live with the white civilization under Gen. Winchester command, at Fort Wayne, IN [after "St Clair's Defeat"].
One of Eliza C Kerr's maternal aunt was Mrs Rebecca [Wells] Heald [b. cir1790 Louisville, Jefferson Co., Ky - d. Abt 1857, St .Charles, MO] wife of Major Nathan Heald [b.24 September 1775, New Ipswich, New Hampshire-US - d. 27 April 1832, O'Fallen, St. Charles County, Missouri; buried in the Family lot.], the Commander of Fort Dearborn [survivals of the Fort's massacre in 15 Aug 1812].
For more sources see: Draper Mss. 24U75 and 24U79. Letters- Eliza to Rebecca[1851 -#75] [aunt Rebecca letter to Eliza[1855 -#79]. See also: Gen John Ruland letter to LC Draper, on Draper Mss. 44J84. See Draper Mss 24U29for assorted Heald Family's papers and Draper Mss 24U38,
for more Heald Family notes.

I have Lucio [Luke] A. White noted as Thomas' son from previous [US] marriage but I still have to verified this.
This is [age average] a much older family than the typical family migrating to Brazil between 1866-1868.
The children here are not so young.TB White was 63 on 3 April 1870 when he married my widowed gg-grandmother Eliza C. [Ruland] Kerr in Campinas County, SP, Brazil. They had no issues. They moved from Rio, in 1870, where Eliza lived, to "Fazenda do Funil" [ie. farm's name], where
"Col White" had much land, in Limeira, Distrito de Campinas, Sao Paulo - Brazil.
Col White apparently also had land in Sorocaba, where my mother was born.

My widowed gg-grandmother Eliza C Kerr set sails to Brazil with the Keye's Family, her sister and husband, Capt. Freligh, and her two young Kerr sons, all in the S.S. Marmion in April 1867, from New Orleans, LA., among other families from all over the US and some families from Europe as well. This was in a land tract acquisition program the Emperor of Brazil Dom Pedro was offering at the time to everyone in the US and Europe, not
exclusively to American confederates. Although many families were from the South of the USA or were geographically coming via the South of the US, the Civil War was long over. Most families were definitely not interested in confederalism in Brazil, the least --In long term, most families returned to the USA. Only a few families acquired their own lands in different places [such is the case with the KERRs], mostly the Southeast of Brazil.Sao Paulo has ever since been the most successfull and profitable State in Brazil with its economy, particularly with the farm animals and agriculture. Obviously, most Americans who settled in that very area, a flourishing urban area surrounding the city of Sao Paulo, were prone to succeed, versus all the other american colonies that attempted but failed to expand in Brazil's wild, virgin and harsh forests of the state of
Espirito Santo and Para.

I donot know what happened to Lucio, but reports from Jennie's Diary suggests that he was going[1868-69] to Argentina with Samuel C. Kerr, Eliza's first son from first marriage to Kerr.Samuel never did go to Argentina, or if he did he returned to Brazil shortly after, for he died in Rio de Janeiro in 1873 of Yellow Fever. Eliza's sister, Susan Rebecca[Ruland], married Capt John Henry Freligh[St Louis, MO 1843], had several children,
including John Ruland Freligh b5 June 1847,St. Louis, MO - d30 January 1885, Calico, California, at 11 PMin his 38th year[see: Jennie's Diary for more mentions of Ruland Freligh and-see: "FREELY, John H.", or "KERR, James D., Jr.", in US FED Census 1850 St Louis, MO , the Freligh Family and the Kerr household all living together at the time];Eliza ("Lizzie" in Jennie's Diary) Kerr Freligh b.3 August 1851, St Louis, MO - d.8
February 1937-San Diego Co, CA, USA, buried in Sierra Madre Pioneer Cemetery[married William Francis Shippey d.1899 Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri; Burial-Episcopal Cemetery, Ks City, Jackson, MO]; andWilliam V. Freligh b1858 Memphis, TN-d1920, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil [also noted as Freleigh in Brazil] among other cousins. Much of this is News to Genealogy as a whole.
The source of all of this comes from researches I have conducted with DATA gathered from my Eliza C Kerr's Bible, US Newspaper announcements, military and consular documents, US Fed Census, Court and vital records' documents, several different historical publications,
pictures, oral history and other church records., all about these families.
A picture of Samuel C Kerr along with the Millers [Family who went to the Rio Doce in 1867] is also published in one of the Alabama Historical Society Magazines of 1930 with part of the article about "Jennie's Diary". The rest of this article was to be continued, but somehow the magazine seized its publication only to resume its publication 10 years later.
"Jennie's Diary" was initiated as a diary by Jennie's mother, Julia Hentz Keyes, a granddaughter of the American novelist Caroline Lee Hentz.
Julia handed the diary to her daughter, Jennifer ["Jennie"] Keyes, once they arrived in Brazil so that shewould continued to narrate many of their adventures during their short stay of few Years in Brazil(1867-1870+). Later in 1874, Julia, already back in the USA, sorted all writtings to
publish her story as "Our Life in Brazil" [see more on "Our Life in Brazil"- ] - [I have copy of the complete "Our Life in Brazil" if you need me to check for other people] .

A recently-discovered cousin of mine, namely Anne [Fisher] Ahlert, is a direct living descendant of William V. Freligh .Anne5 [Malcolm Fisher4, Ignes Freligh Fisher3, William Violette Freligh2, Capt JH Freligh1]lives in Illinois Today with her husband and a beautiful new born daughter -an avid researcher of genealogy[the best contact for the Frelighs Today, that I know]. Another new finding during my researches are the
descendants of Eliza Kerr [Freligh] Shippey who live in California [Today], being the children of Henry Lee Shippey[ie. the writer aka "Henry Lee"3, Eliza Kerr Freligh2, Capt JH Freligh1] -Some great living proof of evidence for the Shippeys who went to Brazil and returned back to the
USA safely during 1867-1870/2.

Lizzie [Eliza Kerr Freligh] was named after her aunt, my gg grandmother,while they[Frelighs and Kerrs] lived together in 1850 in St Louis, MO.
Eliza Clark Kerr's [Mrs Kerr in Jennie's Diary] only other son from the first marriage was Warwick Stephen Kerr[b.4 January 1852 at Uncle John Henry Freligh's home Sunday, 3AM in Memphis, TN-USA- d.12 July 1912, Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil], my great grandfather, who stayed in Rio de
Janeiro after his mother re-married leaving Rio in 1870 to Fazenda do Funil with then new husband Thomas B. White.

Some cousins and uncles carry the family name "Ruland Kerr" to this day -see: Adml L. Ruland Kerr4 -alive in Rio, Brazil [Rev. Wm C. Kerr3, Warwick S Kerr2, Eliza&James D Kerr, Jr1].
One of my 2nd cousins, Eliza White Kerr4[b 1909- alive; -- Emil3, Warwick2, Eliza&James D Kerr, Jr.1], was named after her great grandmother Eliza C Kerr and her, then, new husband Col. T. B. White . Most of my KERR family still lives in Campinas area, Sao Paulo city and Rio de Janeiro to this day. A few cousins are scattered in the USA.
Many relatives were born in Macaeh, Rio de Janeiro , others in Cantagalo, Rio de Janeiro, or Sao Paulo,Campinas, among other cities in the state of Minas Geraes, Brazil.

I have the original marriage certificate of Thomas with Eliza at Fazenda do Funil in Limeira, Campinas SP, Brazil, where it reads that Col. P. Hardeman and Wm Turner were witness at the wedding while Rev G Nash Norton performed the ceremony under the authority of the Evangelical Church of
Brazil. I am not sure but it could be that both Thomas and his father Joseph were called by, in Brazil, the title of "Colonel" as it was customary to treat respectful families that way back then.To a certain extant, this is still a commonlyused practice in the country side of Brazil, Today.
[See also the over extended use of the pronoun "Doctor", applied often to non-doctors in Brazil, to this day].

The so called "american society" in Americana used to gather at my great grandmother and Dr. White's home, in Fazenda do Funil, on every afternoon for a friendly reunion.Eliza and Thomas' marriage certificate reads [note about the ceremony]: "In the Fazenda do Funil, at the house where the american society used to gather at 2 PM".KERRs in Brazil did not arrive from TX, but from DC and MO.Capt JH Freligh was from
Plattsburg, NY. And the Whites were from Georgia, USA.
Does any of this close any connection gaps?

Answering here also to a previously posted request of David Asprey on the "History of the Presbyterian Church of Brazil": this is a book in my family's library, as my grandfather Rev William Cleary Kerr, Presbyterian, was rector of the Presbyterian Seminary of the SE of Brazil, Campinas, SP, where Rev. Julio Ferreira also taught Theology for years. I have a cousin checking Rev Emerson entries - I will let Mr. Asprey know as soon as I get the results,
if he doesnot have this yet.In an important note, Rev Julio Ferreira, who was a close friend of our family and a Pastor in our local Presbyterian Church of the Jardim Guanabara, Campinas, SP, has passed away just two weeks ago, on 11 OCT 2001, in Campinas, SP., where he resided with his wife. He
was also a close friend of my parents andmyself as well as a much loved pastor in our whole Brazilian community, an important teacher for the
history of the Presbyterian Church of Brazil.

Flavio Kerr